Distance from Detroit, MI to Chicago, IL

Distance

284 mi

Time

5 hours 15 mins

Gas Cost

$21 - $40

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There are 237.03 miles from Detroit to Chicago in west direction and 284 miles (457.05 kilometers) by car, following the I-94 route.

Detroit and Chicago are 5 hours 15 mins far apart, if you drive non-stop.

This is the fastest route from Detroit, MI to Chicago, IL. The halfway point is Comstock, MI.

Please note the time difference between Detroit, MI and Chicago, IL is 1 hour. The current time in Detroit is 12:20 am (Nov 24) and the current time in Chicago is 11:20 pm (Nov 23).

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Gas Consumption and Emissions

A car with an MPG of will need 13.15 gallons of gas to cover the route between Detroit, MI and Chicago, IL.

The estimated cost of gas to go from Detroit to Chicago is $33.66.

During the route, an average car will release 257.64 pounds of CO2 to the atmosphere. Your carbon footprint is 0.91 pounds of CO2 per mile.


Halfway Point Between Detroit, MI and Chicago, IL

If you want to meet halfway between Detroit, MI and Chicago, IL or just make a stop in the middle of your trip, the exact coordinates of the halfway point of this route are 42.270302 and -85.502213, or 42º 16' 13.0872" N, 85º 30' 7.9668" W. This location is 142.02 miles away from Detroit, MI and Chicago, IL and it would take approximately 2 hours 37 mins to reach the halfway point from both locations.

Closest City or Town to Halfway Point

The closest city or town to the halfway point is Comstock, MI, situated 135.82 miles from Detroit, MI and 154.34 miles from Chicago, IL. It would take 2 hours 33 mins to go from Detroit to Comstock and 2 hours 56 mins to go from Chicago to Comstock.

Major Cities Along the Route

The only major city along the route is Ann Arbor, MI.


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Lowest Price Rental Cars in Detroit, MI

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Small cars

From $14

Intermediate

Intermediate cars

From $18

Full-size

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From $24

SUVs

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From $28

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Weather in Detroit and Chicago

Detroit

No precipitation throughout the week, with temperatures rising to 51°F on Tuesday.

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Mon
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Partly cloudy day Wind Fog Partly cloudy day Wind
39° 28° 50° 33° 46° 38° 41° 31° 48° 35°
13% Rain probability 21% Rain probability 41% Rain probability 0% Rain probability 11% Rain probability
8 227 degrees 13 211 degrees 10 282 degrees 8 276 degrees 10 220 degrees

Chicago

No precipitation throughout the week, with temperatures peaking at 53°F on Tuesday.

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Nov 23
Fri
Nov 24
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Nov 26
Mon
Nov 27
Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Partly cloudy day Wind
40° 30° 53° 32° 46° 34° 41° 30° 53° 36°
12% Rain probability 0% Rain probability 9% Rain probability 5% Rain probability 12% Rain probability
9 222 degrees 13 213 degrees 13 309 degrees 7 255 degrees 15 207 degrees

Distance conversions

Checkout the distance in miles, kilometers and nautical miles between Detroit, MI and Chicago, IL in this table:

Distance type Miles Kilometers Nautical miles
Straight line distance 237.03 mi 381.46 km 205.97 nautical mi
Driving distance 284 mi 457.05 km 246.79 nautical mi

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